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 •  Interdistrict Transfers for 2017-2018 

Interdistrict transfers involve the transfer of a student from one school district to another.  
Example: A student resides in Oregon City School District and wants to attend North Clackamas School District, or a student resides in North Clackamas School District and wants to attend a Portland Public School.  In order to receive an interdistrict transfer, a family must: 1) be released from the resident school district and 2) be granted admission into the district of choice. 

• Process for being released from North Clackamas School District •  

The school board has determined that North Clackamas School District will award a release to any family applying for a interdistrict transfers out of North Clackamas. 

 Families may apply for a release by completing the online application beginning Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Click Here to Apply 

Families will be notified of their approval for a release within two weeks of submitting an application.  Once a release is awarded, and you have secured admission into your school district of choice, your student will not need to be released again unless applying to attend a different school district of choice.

If your student was released from North Clackamas School District during 2016-17 and enrolled in their identified school district of choice, you do not need to complete an application for 2017-18 Your release to the identified school of choice is valid through graduation.


Transfers INTO North Clackamas School District
A release from the resident district will be required prior to registering a student accepted on an Interdistrict Transfer. 
Applications are currently closed for an Interdistrict Transfer INTO North Clackamas School District.
Applications for the Interdistrict Transfer Lottery will be accepted  Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. through Tuesday, May 16th at 4:00 p.m. The lottery will occur the week of May 22nd and families will be notified by Tuesday, May 30th. 
We have opening at the following schools / grades.  


Number of Slots

Lewelling Elementary

6 (grades K-5)

Milwaukie Elementary

2 (grades K-5)

Oak Grove Elementary

8  (grades K-5)

Whitcomb Elementary

6  (grades K, 1, 2, 4, & 5)



Alder Creek Middle School

8 (grades 6-8)

Rowe Middle School

16 (grades 6-8)



Clackamas High School

2 @ 9th, 11 @ 10th, 5 @ 11th, 5 @ 12th

Milwaukie High School

19 @ 9th, 18 @ 10th, 8 @ 11th, 5 @ 12th

Putnam High School

11 @ 9th, 14 @ 10th, 5 @ 11th, 5 @ 12th

New Urban High School


 Please note that transportation is not provided for students on transfers. Transportation is the responsibility of the student's family.  

•  Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 

Open Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now closed 

 Open Enrollment is a way to provide families a method for district and school choice. Residents and non-residents of North Clackamas School District may apply. If a student is approved for an Open Enrollment slot, a release is not required from the resident district. On January 26, 2017, the North Clackamas School District Board made the decision to open a total of 285 slots in many of our schools through Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. 
High School Athletics:
Admission under Open Enrollment does not guarantee athletic eligibility at the high school level. OSAA regulations apply and should be carefully considered. 
A lottery will be held the week of April 10th and families will be notified of placements by May 1st.
If a student is approved for Open Enrollment, it is good through high school graduation (following the feeder schools), unless the contract is broken.  
Please contact Judy Vigil at or 503-353-1907 with any questions.